Applying to be an Initiating Prescriber for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and/or Methadone

If you are an NP in Saskatchewan and are seeking approval to become an initiating prescriber to prescribe medications for OUD and/or methadone for pain management, please review Council Policy 3.17 and Council Policy 3.18

Requirements for Application

To advance from maintenance prescriber to initiating prescriber, the NP must demonstrate the following:

  • Competence to evaluate the suitability of therapeutic management
  • Practice within a multidisciplinary team
  • Regularly assess and treat clients with OUD and/or clients that require methadone for pain
  • Mentorship and support from an established initiating prescriber

Application Process

  1. Complete the NP Initiating Prescriber Application – Drug Therapeutics for OUD and/or Methadone for Pain Management.
  2. Complete the NP Practice Assessment - Initiating Prescriber for OUD and/or Methadone for Pain Management.
  3. Send completed documents to

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a written confirmation of approval.

Requirements for application are subject to bylaw and council policy changes.

If you have questions, contact

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